WorldCat Identities

Hilton, John Buxton

Overview
Works: 47 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 7,928 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6058.I5, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Buxton Hilton
Displaced person by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery
The anathema stone by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Derbyshire village of Spentlow, where Chief Superintendent Kenworthy and his wife had chosen to spend their autumn holiday, was in the grip of celebrations organized by the Vicar to commemorate a remarkable incumbent of a hundred years ago. It was also in the grip of a long-standing feud between two prominent families, the Allsops and the Brightmores, and of the machinations of Davina Stott, a precocious, pretty adolescent, who had a lead part in the centenary celebration play. One evening Kenworthy walked home with her from rehearsal. Next morning her body was found on the Anathema Stone
The quiet stranger : a Derbyshire mystery by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playground of death by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green frontier by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminent Lutheran pastor is caught shop-lifting and demands that his trail be handled by Superintendant Kenworthy
Corridors of guilt : a superintendent Kenworthy novel by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asked to speak at a conference on the topic of riot control, Inspector Kenworthy of Scotland Yard grows utterly perplexed when an obscure government agency is linked to a crime involving a gang of football hooligans
The innocents at home : a Superintendent Kenworthy novel by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rural town of St. Botolph's Fen End may have a pervert in their midst. Did Henry Gower, the very enthusiastic schoolteacher, carry the demonstrations in his sex education classes just a little too far? So claim four "innocent" schoolgirls. But the weakest of the four buckles and confesses to her parents that they made the story up-but why? Was it boredom, revenge, or just a pure evil in the leader of the group? After all, she's been seen consulting the town's ancient herbalist, a local witch of sorts. But when Henry Gower's body is found mangled in a pond, the unanswered questions grow even more complex. Only Superintendent Simon Kenworthy, with the help of the sexy but hard-nosed young cop Polly Parrott, can sort through the slander and find the true murderer
Mr. Fred by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moondrop to murder by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slickensides : a Derbyshire mystery by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hobbema prospect by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrender value : a superintendent Kenworthy novel by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why has John Everard, a gentle-mannered teacher of old-fashioned outlook surrendered an insurance policy and vanished? Is it really because, as he has told his wife, he fears a deterioration in his health and wants to go out 'living it up' in his own way? Have the tensions in a permissive sixth form college got him down? Did other women in his life really matter to him?Or has he absconded with one of his pupils, prim little Susan Shires, who has also disappeared? Why has Sue dumped her bag and booked a double room at a sleazy London hotel?Kenworthy, now retired from the Yard, is called in by Mrs Everard and finds himself exploring a world of some strange values. Meanwhile, reports on missing persons all over the country are being collated. Are Everard and Sue indulging in love-hate tantrums up an down the Norfolk coast? Or are they in the West Country, being turned away by suspicious landladies?The mystery is not simplified when a girl's body in Sue's clothes is found in two different places. Kenworthy, working for a change as unofficial assistant to his former side-kick Shiner Wright, breaks this one by his familiar mixture of leaping imagination, bizarre deception - and by his instinct for the motives behind human eccentricities
Passion in the peak : a Superintendent Kenworthy novel by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asking price by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenworthy in retirement is consulted by a special team operating from the Cabinet Office. They need his second opinion on the random kidnapping of a motley collection of customers from a village shop in Bedfordshire. The ransom price is so bizarre that it is kept secret from the public - and on their return the villagers seem none the worse for their experience. But a rougher time is had by all when an entire Norfolk Parish Council is spirited away. Not until they try their hand at abducting a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute do the kidnappers meet their match
The sunset law by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Superintendent Kenworthy, still bitter about his early retirement from Scotland yard, visits his daughter and son-in-law, a State policemen, in Florida, only to find himself involved in a sinister criminal subculture in which nothing is as it seems
Dead-nettle by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newcomer to a Derbyshire village has been brutally murdered on the moors, and the obvious suspect is Lomas the miner who took her off to his remote Dead-Nettle mine workings. Brunt, however, does not trust the obvious. Sooner or later everybody tells him everything - or nearly everything. All he has to do is guess the rest and patiently await his moment
Some run crooked by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are a thousand paths to the delectable tavern of death, and some run straight and some run crooked."As regards the deaths recorded here the path runs crooked, very crooked indeed.There lingers at Peak Forest in Derbyshire a curious and ancient anachronistic privilege. A chapel was founded there in the seventeenth century 'outside the jurisdiction of the bishops' and the priest was called Principal Official and Judge in Spiritualities in the Peculiar Court of Peak Forest. He had the right to solemnise marriage according to a liberal set of rules - a rival, one might say, to Gretna Green.Julie Wimpole came as a stranger to the nearby village of Peak Low in 1958, and everyone assumed she was there for fifteen days, the qualifying period to allow her to marry her lover. But was she a stranger? Some of the villagers knew more about Julie than they cared to admit - and she about them. What had she known about that other girl also seeking the residential qualifications for a romantic and hasty marriage, who was murdered here in 1940, and how does this relate to the nasty murder of an eloping couple in 1758, and Julie's own death?Inspector Kenworthy finds himself investigating three murders spread over two hundred years with methods as bizarre and circuitous as ever. In effect a triple whodunit, Some Run Crooked weaves John Buxton Hilton's knowledge of Derbyshire and of country history and folklore into the construction of a splendidly ingenious and baffling story
Language teaching: a systems approach by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gamekeeper's gallows by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Thomas Brunt, in search of Amy Harrington, makes the journey to the remote hamlet of Piper's Fold. He finds that there has been a traffic in young girls in this tiny, enclosed community, and he soon becomes entangled in a web of legend, folklore and rustic customs
Death of an alderman by John Buxton Hilton( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of an alderman in the north country town of Fellaby brings about a crisis in the lives of the men who run the place and those who tell them how to run it
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGreenwood, John, 1921-1986

controlled identityStanley, Warwick

Buxton Hilton, John 1921-1986

Greenwood, John

Hilton, J. B.

Hilton, J. B. 1921-1986

Hilton, J. B. (John Buxton)

Hilton, John B.

Hilton, John B. 1921-1986

John Buxton Hilton British writer

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English (165)